Thursday, November 14, 2013

7th -12th Graders Attend Career & College Fair

On November 1, 2013 North Platte students in grades 7-12 had the opportunity to attend North Platte's career and college fair. This event takes place every other year.  Students had a variety of careers to explore as over 50 different businesses attended the event.   Businesses attending were: AHEC, Altec, Brightergy, Cerner, Citigroup, Congressman Sam Graves' Office, Cook's Corner Cafe, Coram Pharmaceuticals, Family Dental Care, Foley Equipment, Fox 26 KNPN, Heartland Clinic of Platte City, Helzberg Diamonds, Hillyard Industries, Kansas City Police Department, KC Coyote/Isotech, KCP&L, Kiewit Power Engineers, Lincoln Public Schools/Noyes Art Gallery, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, Men's Wearhouse, Mid-Continent Public Library, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Mavericks Hockey, Misouri State Highway Patrol, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Missouri Western State University Health Informatics/Information Management Program, North Kansas City Fire Department, North Platte Schools (Speech/Language Pathology), Northland Regional Ambulance District, Northwest Implement, Platte City Flowers, Platte County Citizen, Platte County Health Department, Platte County Juvenile Department, Platte County Prosecutors Office, Platte County Sheriff's Department, Platte Valley Bank, Remington Nature Center, Select Physical Therapy, St. Luke's Hospital, Sur-Gro Plant Food Company, Swiss Re, Synergy, The Home Depot, MOST-Missouri's 529 Savings Plan, The Journey Home, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Unites States Secret Service, and the YMCA.

Post-secondary institutions and military recruiters that attended were: Emporia State University, Missouri Western State University, Northwest Missouri State University, Pittsburg State University,  Greater Kansas City Laborers Training Center, Missouri Air National Guard, Missouri National Guard, United States Air Force, United States Army, Hillyard Technical Center, Northland Career Center, Linn State Technical College, Highland Community College, Maple Woods Community College and Southeast Community College (Milford, NE).

I would like to thank each and every individual/business who attended our career fair.  We had an awesome outpouring of support from local and surrounding businesses.  Thank you for making this an awesome event for our students.  They gained a lot of valuable information that will help them in planning their futures. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Financing Your Education...Information from the Financial Aid Office at Missouri Western State University

For those of you who weren't able to make it to last night's presentation here it is.  Please remember to watch deadlines.  FAFSA time will be here before you know it.

Monday, October 14, 2013

College Planning and Financial Aid Workshop Night

College Planning and Financial Aid Workshop


Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: North Platte High School Library

Representative from the University of Missouri and Missouri Western State University will be 
discussing the financial aid process and planning for college.

North Platte students and their families are invited to attend. These presentations are 
not specific to MU or Missouri Western.  

*Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held this same night from 4:00-7:30.  

Thursday, August 29, 2013

In the Spotlight...Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State University is located in Pittsburg, KS a town with a population of around 20,360.  Pittsburg is about 2hours and 45 minutes from Dearborn. 

One thing that you should know about Pittsburg State is that by graduating from North Platte High School you are eligible to apply for the Gorilla Advantage In-State Tuition Plan.  That is a significant savings.  For more information you can go HERE

Here's a tuition comparison taken from the PSU website:

A sample of tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Tuition and Fees  Gorilla Advantage Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees (based on 10 hours or more) $2,953 $7,893
Total Each Semester $2,953 $7,893
Total Each Year $5,906 $15,786
     Gorilla Advantage students save about $9,800 each year compared to out-of-state rates!
This is the equivalent of a $9,800 scholarship!

PSU has degrees in traditional areas such as nursing and education, yet hey also have majors in areas such as: 
 Entrance requirements at PSU are: 
  • 21 or higher on the ACT
  • Rank in the top 1/3 of graduating class or complete the pre-college curriculum with at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April's Career Cafe: The Kansas City T-Bones

Today we had the pleasure of having Jason Young, Director of Sales for the Kansas City T-Bones baseball team and Amberly Heslinga, Intern for the T-Bones speak during Career Cafe today.  They gave a great presentation and discussed with students the importance of finding and completing internships during college.  In working with the T-Bones they have many different responsibilities such as group sales, group promotions and occasionally helping with preparing the baseball field.  This was the last Career Cafe for the school year.  If you didn't sign up and attend a Career Cafe this year, I would encourage you to do so next year.  It's a great opportunity to find out what interests you and what career possibilities exist.  If you've never attended a T-Bones game go check them out this summer.  You can find more information about the T-Bones team by going HERE.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

2012 My Success Event

In October the sophomore class attended the My Success Event in St. Joseph.  This event is like a gigantic career laboratory.  Students take information that they obtained using Missouri Connections last year, and put it to the test here.  Students had the opportunity to meet with several professionals and really explore various career options.  Here's a little glimpse of their morning at the My Success Event.